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  • Approximately one million Nigerians packed onto a dusty plain yesterday to see Pope John Paul II and applaud his call for an end to military rule in Africa’s most populous nation.
    Mar 23, 1998 | Story
  • Pope John Paul II will deliver his second mass in Cuba today at the city of Camaguey — the theme will be a focus on youth.
    Jan 23, 1998 | Story
  • Greeted by President Fidel Castro as he stepped off the plane, the Popebegan his 5-day trip to Cuba with an appeal for Cuba to open up to theworld, and the world to open up to Cuba. Arriving in Cuba yesterday, PopeJohn Paul also took a slap at the U. S. economic embargo. In his welcomingaddress, President Fidel Castro denounced the embargo as "genocide."
    Jan 22, 1998 | Story
  • Several weeks ago, New Jersey state troopers sent Pope John Paul II a letter asking him to call for the extradition of Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard. Shakur, who was a member of the Black Panther Party, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 1973 murder of a New Jersey state trooper. In 1973 she broke out from prison and now lives in exile in Cuba. In an open letter addressed to the pope, Assata tells her...
    Jan 22, 1998 | Story
  • Pope John Paul is on a 12-hour flight to Havana, where he is scheduled toarrive this afternoon. Meanwhile, final preparations are being made forthe Pope’s historic visit.
    Jan 21, 1998 | Story
  • As the Pope touches down in Cuba, Democracy Now! continues its"Conversation in Cuba" series. Over the winter holidays, host Amy Goodmantraveled to Havana and spoke with a number of people, including WillliamLee Brent. She met him at his home, a comfortable apartment in Miramar,one of the more prosperous sections of the capital.
    Jan 21, 1998 | Story
  • On the eve of the Pope’s visit to Cuba, a look at the most widely practicedreligion on the island — it’s not Catholicism, it’s Santeria. Born amongthe West African Yoruban people who were taken to Cuba as slaves betweenthe 16th and 19th centuries, Santeria — which means "veneration of thesaints" — fuses African myths with Catholic saints.
    Jan 20, 1998 | Story
  • The Pope will arrive in Cuba in little over a week. In preparation for his visit, host Amy Goodman went to Havana over the holidays to see how people were preparing for the visit and to get a sense of people’s lives in Cuba.
    Jan 15, 1998 | Story
  • The Pope will arrive in Cuba in little over a week. In preparation forhis visit host Amy Goodman went to Havana over the holidays to see howpeople were preparing for the visit and to get a sense of people’s lives inCuba.
    Jan 13, 1998 | Story
  • The Pope will arrive in Cuba in little over a week. In preparation forhis visit host Amy Goodman went to Havavna over the holidays to see howpeople were preparing for the visit and to get a sense of people’s lives inCuba.
    Jan 12, 1998 | Story